ST. PAUL, Minn. -- People in some Minnesota welfare programs are getting their benefits late amid the state's budget crisis.
The Department of Human Services says cash benefits due Wednesday from the Minnesota Family Investment Program were delayed until a judge gave it authority to resume payments.
Clients in the Minnesota Family Investment Program who get money via electronic benefit transfer cards can access it Thursday. That's a one-day delay for half the 37,000 families in the program, but the normal day for the rest.
People in other programs who get cash benefits by EBT will get their money as usual Friday. Those paid via direct deposit will get their money up to a day late, on Saturday. Some who get benefits via checks may not see them until Tuesday because of the holiday.
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